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The Twenty Minute Vc: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch: 20vc: Sequoia's Roelof Botha On His Biggest Lessons Working Alongside Don Valentine, Mike Moritz And Doug Leone, Leading Sequoia's Us Business And What Sequoia Do To Retain Their Edge At The Top & The Crucible Moments That Define Startup Success

Roleof Botha is a Partner @ Sequoia Capital, one of the world’s leading venture firms with a portfolio including the likes of Airbnb, Instacart, Stripe, UiPath, Zoom, the list goes on. As for Roelof, at Sequoia he has led rounds into the likes of YouTube, Instagram, Eventbrite, Square, MongoDB, 23andMe and Unity Technologies to name a few. Before joining the world of venture, Roelof was the CFO @ Paypal playing a key role in their hyper-growth from 2000-2003. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How did Roelof go from actuary in South Africa to CFO @ Paypal?
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Bengaluru-based Freshtohome Raises $121M In Series C Funding | Business Standard News

Bengaluru-based brand in fresh fish and meat e-commerce, FreshToHome, announced it has raised $121 million in Series C funding led by ICD,Investcorp, Ascent Capital, DFC, the Allana Group and others.
Read by 78% of LPs 1 hour, 7 minutes ago

Human Api Raises $20M To Standardize Health Records With Ai

San Mateo, California-based startup Human API raised over $20 million to standardize health records with an AI pipeline. : Learn how new cloud-based API solutions are solving imperfect, frustrating audio in video conferences. Human API, a San Mateo, California-based company developing an AI pipeline that structures health data into a standardized format, this week raised over $20 million. A spokesperson for the startup says the capital will be used to scale new products and services that support product design, risk stratification, clinical trial recruitment, population health management, patient monitoring, and chronic disease management.
Read by 49% of LPs 1 hour, 37 minutes ago

Wholesale Marketplace Faire Valued At $2.5B After Sequoia-led Round

Its business has tripled in the last year as mom-and-pop shops turned to the platform to stock up on in-demand items.
Read by 56% of LPs 2 hours, 57 minutes ago

Sequoia India Leads $15M Series A Funding Round In Invideo

Tiger Global, Hummingbird, RTP Global, and Base also participated in the funding. The post Sequoia India leads $15m Series A funding round in InVideo appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 46% of LPs 3 hours, 7 minutes ago

The Owner Of Sonic And Arby's Is Trying To Buy Dunkin': Live Updates - The New York Times

Roark Capital is in the news, after the investment firm's Inspire Brands unit opened talks to buy Dunkin' Brands for nearly $9 billion. Today's DealBook newsletter provides a primer on the firm. Roark, based in Atlanta, bought Arby's for $430 million 2011 and used the company to amass a portfolio of what it calls "quick service restaurants." After it closed a $2.9 billion acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings in 2018, it merged the businesses to create Inspire Brands. Inspire has since bought chains like Sonic and Jimmy John's (which it acquired from another part of Roark's portfolio).
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Salto Emerged From Stealth With $27M In Series A Funding

Summary List Placement Startup Salto is emerging from stealth mode with a $27 million Series A funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Salesforce Ventures to create a "connective tissue" between different software tools, according to a Tuesday announcement. The company aims to make it easier for organizations to manage a host of different cloud-based software services, including Salesforce's signature customer relationship management tool and Oracle's NetSuite. Salto essentially allows customers to make back-end adjustments to all their tools at once, instead of manually having to change each one independently.
Read by 78% of LPs 5 hours, 7 minutes ago

Rockset Raises $40M To Index And Analyze Data At Scale

Rockset, a startup developing a platform for big data analytics, secured $40 million in venture capital funding. : Learn how new cloud-based API solutions are solving imperfect, frustrating audio in video conferences. Real-time analytics startup Rockset today announced a $40 million round. The company says the funds will be used to grow its workforce and accelerate product development and research while bolstering its go-to-market efforts. A 2018 report from Domo estimated that humans were creating 2.5 quintillion bytes (or 2.5 exabytes) of data per day, a number that has only increased since.
Read by 57% of LPs 5 hours, 36 minutes ago

MIT Enlists Harvard To Launch Venture Fund Targeting Hard-Sell Startups

During a year when venture capital firms are chasing hyped software and artificial intelligence startups more than ever, Harvard University is joining MIT to invest in less-sexy -- and research heavy -- companies aiming to fix more existential problems.
Read by 62% of LPs 6 hours, 7 minutes ago

Drivewealth Gains $56.7M From Series C Funding Round

The funding round included new players such as Fidelity International Strategic Ventures and Muoro Capital. : DriveWealth, the global digital trading technology provider announced it has received a fresh round of $56.7 million in Series C funding. Add that to its previous funding rounds, including the $21 million announced in 2018, and the fintech firm has received $100.8 million in total. "DriveWealth saw its partners open more accounts in the second quarter than E*Trade, Schwab and TD Ameritrade combined, and quarter three saw a 33% increase over 2Q," said Bob Cortright, DriveWealth founder and CEO, in a statement.
Read by 30% of LPs 6 hours, 37 minutes ago

The Funds Landscape

As the Channel Islands funds sector goes from strength to strength, Monterey Insight Managing Director Karine Pacary (pictured) gets behind the numbers in her firm's recent reports on the UK, Luxembourg, Jersey, Guernsey and Ireland - providing a clear overview of the funds space in each jurisdiction Karine Pacary has more than 20 years' experience within the investment fund industry, having served as Senior Data Analyst at Fitzrovia International and Head of Encyclopedia P...
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